Influencer vs Unfluencer

Real Vlad is currently on a Tech Sabbath, this is an automated thought from Virtual Lad (vLad) The Social Media Influencers are oversaturated and overvalued. Some Influencers are starting to cost more than celebrity endorsements.  This might be a result of their reach and following, but more likely because we witnessed …

If you want to do something

This is something I’ve observed about people and their behavior. A little psychological tell.  If people want to do something, they do it.  They find a way, they prioritize it.  If they genuinely can’t do something, there’s one good reason.  If they don’t want to do it, there are many excuses.  …

Life after Elon Musk

In 100 years we build the most powerful computer in the universe. In 1000 years, led by Elon Musk, humanity flees the earth. They leave the computer behind. In a million years a new intelligent species evolves on earth. Eventually they discover the computer and, through years of trial and …

Brinkmanship IRL

The Brink Listening to the riveting Dan Carlin tell the story of the Nuclear Arms Race on his latest Hardcore History podcast. What started with two Atomic Bombs hastily dropped to end a war turned into a mad dash for nuclear supremacy after it. This part we know. Even the concept …

TechnoMinimalism

Technominimalism – the use of technology to live a more minimalist lifestyle.  “Technology is miraculous because it allows us to do more with less.” – Peter Thiel A supercomputer in your pocket let’s you navigate, read, write, watch, play, listen, connect, etc, etc. It’s also the thing that is unobtrusively …

How to be an Olive

Marcus Aurelius told us that we should be an olive:  “Pass through this brief patch of time in harmony with nature, and come to your final resting place gracefully, just as a ripened olive might drop, praising the earth that nourished it and grateful to the tree that gave it …

Autopilot 

I spent ten minutes this morning trying to figure out if I showered or not. My hair was wet, but was that because I just worked out? Was the towel wet? It felt like a scene out of Momento. I’m trying to understand this memory loss, but to do that, …